Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG “Proemio” 2004


Proemio is Santi’s top selection routinely praised in the world wine press.

Terroir: The Santi Amarone Proemio is sourced from several of the estates top vineyards. Vines average 40+ years old and are planted in ideal hillside locations with sunny south/ southeast exposures.

Vinification: Proemio is a blend of Corvina, Corvinone and a small amount of Rondinella. Harvest begins by hand in late September, as the team meticulously harvests only the best of the vineyards fruit typically amounting to only 10% of the vineyard yield. The grapes are placed in wooden boxes, and left to dry in controlled humidity until February of the following year. After pressing, the traditional maceration takes place over a period of more than three weeks, which is followed by up to 3 years aging in the cellars.

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Recent Press

  • Decanter Author: Other
    Date: Friday, September 12, 2008
    “Sweet plum, good ethanol, alcoholic fruit. Intense plumy, sweet and alcoholic fruit, with medium bodied. Beautiful."
    Grade: Silver Medal
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Jo Cooke
    Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008
    "Dried cherry and earth, with a hint of vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied and tasty. This has a very good density and lots of vanilla oak character. Needs time to come together. Best after 2009."

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